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21 Reasons Why? | 321 Days of Acceptance

21 reasons why life is better with you, Henry By Erin Wells 21. When I look over your crib to reach in and get you in the morning, you immediately smile and start our day filled with happiness. 20. You always score free cookies from the bakery at the grocery store with your smile, and…

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Inspiration in Mexico

Nancy, GiGi, and the team are spending the next few days at GiGi’s Playhouse Mexico! Catching up on the great work, being inspired and training on the new tools we have to help the impact of the GiGi’s Playhouse free purposeful programs be even greater! Nancy is bursting at the seems to share with us all…

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San Diego Dance Party

“We had such a great time yesterday! It was amazing to see everyone come out to support us. Nancy and GiGi had a wonderful time and we were honored to have them there. “ GiGi also managed to fit in an impromptu workout on the beach in San Diego! Thank you Rachel Olson for letting…

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How I Learn

We have an amazing team here from New York City shooting our “How I Learn” video! This video will highlight the unique learning strengths of individuals with Down syndrome. This will be for educators, therapists, parents, advocates, babysitters and anyone who wants to understand how our kids learn! Just yesterday I used a quote from…

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Down Syndrome Acceptance Month!

October 1 begins Down Syndrome “Awareness” Month but awareness is not nearly enough. Awareness is simply acknowledging an existence, a challenge, etc. Human beings are so more than an existence or a challenge. Acceptance is an ACTION and a commitment to extend consistent value, approval, and empowerment. I’m very fortunate to work at GiGi’s Playhouse Down…

Strength | 321 Days of Acceptance | GiGi’s Playhouse

If you are new to Down syndrome we are going to share a secret with you…..strength is a huge part of this diagnosis.   Meet Vanessa, Day 168 of 321 Days of Acceptance. We are going to learn a bit about her strength & the strength she has given those who love her. Individuals with…